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  • Congressman Vela Urges President Obama to Use Executive Action on Immigration November 18, 2014
    Today, Congressman Filemon Vela weighed in on the debate over presidential action on immigration by releasing a statement urging the president to act now. "The time for the President to act is now," the statement reads. "Given the political realities in Washington, it is highly unlikely that meaningful immigration reform gets passed in the next […]
  • Hidalgo County Jail and ICE collaboration by the numbers September 16, 2014
    More than 6,000 immigrants were deported from Hidalgo County jail between June 2009 and July 2014 as a result of Hidalgo County Jail collaborating with federal immigration authorities, according to official statistics released by ICE(1). Of these, 4,274, or 66.7%, are non-L1 immigrants. This means that a full two thirds did not fall within ICE’s […]
  • In Honduras, U.S. deportees have already begun to be murdered August 20, 2014
    At least 5 children who were deported to Honduras since February have already been murdered, a Los Angeles Times article reported on Saturday: "There are many youngsters who only three days after they've been deported are killed, shot by a firearm," said Hector Hernandez, who runs the morgue in San Pedro Sula. "They return just […]

*Do you care about social justice?

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Then sign up here and start volunteering today! Or click here to read all about LUPE’s internship opportunities.


*Past volunteer and intern projects:

Revitalize Not Militarize Border Quilt. Read about LUPE intern Yesi Ontiveros and her project collecting stories of border community members negatively impacted by border militarization.

LUPE intern Yesi Ontiveros, right, poses with staff member Evon Bueno and one border quilt panel.

LUPE intern Yesi Ontiveros, right, poses with staff member Evon Bueno and one border quilt panel.

Al Colegio, Si Se Puede! Read about LUPE’s intern, Cecilia Corral, and her summer helping to prepare high school students for college.

Cecilia Corral (Picture by Gabe Hernandez |

UTPA and STC advocacy for the DREAM Act. Over the Fall 2010 semester, LUPE student volunteers educated UTPA and STC students on the importance of passing the DREAM Act.

Organizing against Texas anti-immigrant legislation. Youth and students collected postcards in their class rooms, at church, and at home against the over 70 pieces of anti-immigrant legislation filed in Texas’ 82nd Legislative Session.

Cesar Chavez March and International Workers’ Day planning. Youth are an increasingly important part of the planning for the yearly Cesar Chavez March and May Day events. Youth volunteers worked with LUPE members and other community organizations throughout the planning and execution process for the two major events. Check out the fruits of their labor here and here.

Learn more about LUPE’s unique internship opportunities by clicking here.